Officer Killed, 2 Deputies Wounded in Locust Grove, Ga. Shooting

Authorities are investigating after three law enforcement officers were shot on Friday afternoon.

"It became apparent that the suspect was not going to go with police, which is why a Locust Grove officer was called in to assist", McBrayer said. He said the Locust Grove officer who was killed had been on the force for about five years.

Neighbors said they were alarmed when they heard gunshots ring out Friday, only to find out later that an officer had been killed and two other deputies were injured when a suspect opened fire while a warrant was being served.

McBrayer said one representative was in genuine condition, and had been hit underneath the slug confirmation vest. They talked to the subject of the warrant for about ten minutes before they tried to take him into custody. McBrayer couldn't speak to how many shots were fired, who fired the shot that killed the suspect, or what kind of weapons were involved. The other deputy's vest stopped the bullet, and he was listed in fair condition.

"Police officers don't get paid enough for what they have to do", Wade Corley said.

According to Henry County Sheriff Kenneth McBrayer, police were serving a bench warrant on a suspect for failure to appear in court. They turned away people who don't live in the neighborhood.

Yellow police tape cordoned off an area of one home's front yard.

Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price described Maddox as a "smart young man" who had been hired directly out of school.

  • Rogelio Becker